Is a new Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Jamesport?

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Dunkin’ Donuts officials say they are coming to Jamesport. (Source: m01229/FLICKR)

Attention Jamesport residents: If you like to start your day off with an Boston Cream and a Coolatta, you may soon be in luck.

Dunkin’ Donuts officials say they are planning to open up a new location in the hamlet later this summer.

Ever since North Fork Bagel announced it was closing in Jamesport Plaza earlier this month, rumors began to circulate that the popular donut chain would be entering the shopping center. Others have said the store might open at the former Capital One bank in the hamlet.

Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson Marisa Symeonides said the business is coming to Jamesport and has targeted an opening date in late August, but she did not disclose exactly where the store would be located.

Cardinal Management, which owns Jamesport Plaza, did not return messages seeking comment for this story.

Frank Dellaquila, the owner of Dellaquila Beauty within the shopping center, dispelled rumors that the company is eyeing his corner location where a drive-through could be installed, but he acknowledged that the business is heading to Jamesport.

“We are getting a Dunkin’ Donuts next to us shortly,” Mr. Dellaquila said.

Brad Hammond, Riverhead Town’s senior building inspector, said he has had verbal inquiries about putting a Dunkin’ Donuts in the recently closed Capital One bank building on Main Road, but he said there are no formal plans or applications for a Dunkin’ Donuts on file in the building department.

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